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-My Memory Preserved Him- by HennaLucas -My Memory Preserved Him- by HennaLucas
"To calm myself, I close my eyes, and his face is the first thing I see; it is not static and frozen, trapped inside a perpetual moment as it is on the film. My mind has preserved him differently. Oh! –How alive he was, and how alive he is now before my eyes! But with him comes everything, everyone, every word and emotion and agony from before.

Before.

It’s an interesting word—it’s childhood, it’s innocence, it’s everything that you took for granted that you now wish so fiercely to have once more. To a child, ‘before’ is history, it’s over and done, it’s a thing to leave behind for something new. But as time goes by, it becomes everything. You find yourself looking over your shoulder, reaching out for a fleeting moment, a smile, a bygone embrace that is slipping further and further away each day. It’s all so fragile, filled to bursting with beautiful things and horrible things and it is more than likely that you will see your fair share of both. But looking back, it started with him.
Everything did."

—Paper Stars, pg. 8


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Jojinxed Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are really 

Great! 
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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NellTirrovald Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
It's so beautiful, it almost make me cry..))
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maipoison Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's like a dream, i mean, i feel in shock when i was watching ur pictures...love it
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Julilionet Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Wow,it's WONDEFUL!! *o* T.T :heart:
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AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Woah. Your writing never fails to impress me. This is heartbreakingly beautiful.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so much!
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supereilonwypevensie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student
Whoa. I love this. So much. And it's kinda funny because to me, the people in the picture look exactly like my celebrity crush and me. But my eyes could just be biased about that haha :3 Love it though <3
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meimei808 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing. I'm afraid of reading these because of how intense they are.
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KiraKiraBubble Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
You've managed to break my heart again. Pardon me while I go wallow in tears.
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Living-Magikally Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ADSFKLJ;ALSKDFJ;LAKDSJF;LAKSJ;LDFKJA;DSLKFJAKLSDJF YOU CANNOT DO THIS TO ME GODDAMMIT. Lovely work, though ^^
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kleptomaniac1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, now I'm crying again. Just like when I read it the i read time.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Writer
aw
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CleaMatt Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully written, the drawing is just amazing. Great work as normal!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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hpotty Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student
beautiful :cry:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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3kanite Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work continues to show careful thought and beautiful craftsmanship (again with those red accents! Wowza). I can't wait to see you go places!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
wow, thank you! :)
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Poes-aphotic-friend Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I LURV IT!!!!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
:heart:
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crooked-letters Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This by far is one of my favorite pieces of yours. So beautiful and perfect for the quote. You really are getting better and better. Your style is so unique and gorgeous!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
wow, thank you!
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crooked-letters Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not a problem whatsoever! I love your work. I cannot wait until Paper Stars is published. I read the whole thing on Wattpad and am dying to get a paper copy.
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MilagrosSofia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
this is terribly sweeeeeeetttt!!!!!!!!!!!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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MilagrosSofia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
welcome :) :D
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twirkle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
You're going to be famous, love. ♥
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
d'aw
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flummo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Oh goodness the picture alone, even without the text, made me feel so much. Lovely job. :heart:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
aw, thank you!
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Tarwenless Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Soo beautiful :heart:
Sory but I'm a little retarded C: where can I read all "Paper stars"? xDD
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks! And unfortunately, I've taken it off the web in preparation for submitting to publishers ^^; hopefully you'll be able to read it in hard-cover someday!
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Cheburaskah Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
So touching and beautiful...
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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MzyLeRouge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
I adore this b&w/red work you've been doing! It's so soft and pretty. <3
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Gratzi!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:happycry: Absolutely beautiful.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I love these two! Very beautiful writing and drawing! :iconbigheartplz:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
:heart:
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Lilhex Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
It's just perfection :heart: Those lines. And that picture. You can blow my mind for sure
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
wow, thank you!
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Lilhex Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
:D
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Hiin-Green Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG OMG OMG !!!! That's really beautiful !!!!! *0*
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Gratzi!
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Hiin-Green Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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intrepid98 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where can I get my hands on this goddamn book?!

*exasperated*
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